The Eiffel Tower

An essential part of your visit to Paris: the visit of the Eiffel Tower and the Palais de Chaillot

The 324-metre high Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 Universal Exhibition, and its design owes much to two engineers from the Eiffel company: Emile Nouguier and Maurice Koechlin. They were the ones who came up with the idea for the overall shape of the Tower. Eiffel registered the patent with their names but then bought the rights of his two collaborators and from now on the tower is called the Eiffel Tower. It should also be noted that the Tower had to be dismantled after the Exhibition because it was no longer useful and attracted few tourists at the time, the invention of radio would save the Tower by transforming it into a radio transmitter. Today, the Eiffel Tower is the fourth most visited monument in the capital with 6 million visitors per year. There are many people every day of the year, you have to be patient to get up the stairs even when booking tickets on the Internet.

The Eiffel Tower has two restaurants: The Jules Verne (gourmet restaurant - T-shirts, shorts or other sportswear are not accepted.) and the 58 Tour Eiffel. Restaurants are not convenient to access, you have to wait in line before going up.

You can also choose the dîner option on the fly boats just below the Eiffel Tower, which is much easier to access.

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Duration: 3 h.

Bir-Hakeim Metro

Bir-Hakeim Metro
Bir-Hakeim metro station (Line 6) is the closest to the Eiffel Tower. You only have to walk 200 meters to reach the Eiffel Tower.

The bride and groom on the Bir-Hakeim Bridge

The bride and groom on the Bir-Hakeim Bridge
On your way out of the metro you can admire the very nice Bir-Hakeim bridge. It is very popular with young Asians who come to be photographed before their wedding under the bridge in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Around the Eiffel Tower

Around the Eiffel Tower
There are many itinerant vendors of souvenirs from Paris around the Eiffel Tower.

The wall around the Eiffel Tower

 The wall around the Eiffel Tower
It is no longer possible to access the Eiffel Tower directly, there is a wall that surrounds the Tower.

Queues

Queues
There are always a lot of people waiting for the lifts.

The Champ de Mars

The Champ de Mars
The Champ de Mars is the large lawn next to the Eiffel Tower. It is a former military field where troops used to to train. Nowadays the Military Academy is still of the end of the Champ de Mars.

The entrance to the Eiffel Tower

The entrance to the Eiffel Tower
It is possible to enter the Eiffel Tower enclosure without paying, you just have to wait for the search which is quite severe. There are specific queues for those who have tickets or those who go to restaurants. The indications could be clearer. The view just under the Eiffel Tower is worth the look.

The floors of the Eiffel Tower

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The floors of the Eiffel Tower
Many people on the platform, the view is beautiful but you can have a very nice view of Paris without paying anything at the top of the Montmartre hill or on the top floor of the department store "Le Printemps".

Flyboats

Flyboats
There's a flyboat company just below the Eiffel Tower. It is an excellent idea to visit Paris after the visit of the Eiffel Tower.

The Trocadero Gardens

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The Trocadero Gardens
The tour of the Eiffel Tower continues towards the gardens of the Trocadero, they are located right in front of the Eiffel Tower. Beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower.

The Palace of Chaillot

The Palace of Chaillot
The Chaillot Palace in front of the Eiffel Tower was built for the 1937 Universal Exhibition. The architecture of these imposing neoclassical buildings reflects the style of that time. Adolf Hitler liked this architecture a lot during his only stay in Paris.

Chaillot National Theatre

 Chaillot National Theatre
The Chaillot Palace includes a theatre and several museums including a Navy Museum. These museums attract few tourists who simply pass to see the Eiffel Tower.
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